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Denny McLain PTigers

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 1886 131 91 2 1282 3.39 7.9
Birth Date3-29-1944
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1963 DET 19 3 3 21.0 21.0 0.0 2 1 0 0 2 0 96 20 12 10 2 29 16 16 0 22 4.29 3.89 4.37 3.0 0.4
1964 DET 20 19 16 100.0 93.3 6.7 4 5 0 0 7 1 416 84 48 45 16 150 37 37 1 70 4.05 4.28 4.68 5.9 0.4
1965 DET 21 33 29 220.3 205.7 14.7 16 6 1 0 21 2 881 174 73 64 25 284 62 61 2 192 2.61 3.00 3.52 27.6 3.1
1966 DET 22 38 38 264.3 264.3 0.0 20 14 0 0 23 3 1080 205 120 115 42 377 104 101 3 192 3.92 4.26 5.04 -1.5 -0.2
1967 DET 23 37 37 235.0 235.0 0.0 17 16 0 0 19 3 976 209 110 99 35 362 73 70 3 161 3.79 3.96 4.63 -2.4 -0.8
1968 DET 24 41 41 336.0 336.0 0.0 31 6 0 0 35 0 1288 241 86 73 31 382 63 61 6 280 1.96 2.37 3.37 24.6 3.2
1969 DET 25 42 41 325.0 323.7 1.3 24 9 0 0 28 7 1304 288 105 101 25 423 67 60 4 181 2.80 2.90 3.68 30.9 2.6
1970 DET 26 14 14 91.3 91.3 0.0 3 5 0 0 7 1 402 100 51 47 19 173 28 28 3 52 4.63 5.01 5.14 -4.0 -0.4
1971 WS2 27 33 32 216.7 212.7 4.0 10 22 0 0 13 4 931 233 115 103 31 371 72 64 3 103 4.28 4.31 4.29 6.2 0.5
1972 ATL 28 15 8 54.0 43.0 11.0 3 5 1 0 4 1 237 60 41 39 12 108 18 18 1 21 6.50 5.69 6.02 -2.2 -0.4
1972 OAK 28 5 5 22.3 22.3 0.0 1 2 0 0 2 0 108 32 17 15 4 50 8 8 0 8 6.04 4.96 5.73 -4.5 -0.5
Career2802641886.01848.337.71319120161227719164677871124227095485242612823.393.594.2183.67.9

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1963 DET MLB 3 3 21.0 4.37 95 .279 .270 .327 .405 .281 .321 102 1.0 0.1 3.0 0.4
1964 DET MLB 19 16 100.0 4.68 87 .259 .251 .314 .386 .263 .233 101 4.0 0.4 5.9 0.4
1965 DET MLB 33 29 220.3 3.52 114 .234 .241 .307 .365 .259 .248 103 30.2 3.4 27.6 3.1
1966 DET MLB 38 38 264.3 5.04 74 .249 .241 .304 .368 .255 .221 103 -2.6 -0.3 -1.5 -0.2
1967 DET MLB 37 37 235.0 4.63 76 .272 .237 .300 .355 .257 .247 101 0.5 0.1 -2.4 -0.8
1968 DET MLB 41 41 336.0 3.37 100 .218 .232 .296 .336 .257 .231 99 19.5 2.4 24.6 3.2
1969 DET MLB 42 41 325.0 3.68 109 .232 .249 .321 .372 .262 .256 98 29.5 3.3 30.9 2.6
1970 DET MLB 14 14 91.3 5.14 79 .284 .250 .321 .380 .258 .270 102 -1.6 -0.2 -4.0 -0.4
1971 WS2 MLB 33 32 216.7 4.29 87 .300 .249 .315 .370 .261 .280 98 6.8 0.8 6.2 0.5
1972 ATL MLB 15 8 54.0 6.02 57 .308 .250 .315 .365 .265 .259 108 -3.4 -0.4 -2.2 -0.4
1972 OAK MLB 5 5 22.3 5.73 17 .365 .245 .302 .343 .250 .318 90 -4.1 -0.5 -4.5 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1963 DET MLB 2 1 0 3 3 21.0 20 16 22 2 41% .321 8.6 6.9 0.9 9.4 1.71 4.29 3.0 0.4
1964 DET MLB 4 5 0 19 16 100.0 84 37 70 16 36% .233 7.6 3.3 1.4 6.3 1.21 4.05 5.9 0.4
1965 DET MLB 16 6 1 33 29 220.3 174 62 192 25 43% .248 7.1 2.5 1.0 7.8 1.07 2.61 27.6 3.1
1966 DET MLB 20 14 0 38 38 264.3 205 104 192 42 40% .221 7.0 3.5 1.4 6.5 1.17 3.92 -1.5 -0.2
1967 DET MLB 17 16 0 37 37 235.0 209 73 161 35 43% .247 8.0 2.8 1.3 6.2 1.20 3.79 -2.4 -0.8
1968 DET MLB 31 6 0 41 41 336.0 241 63 280 31 44% .231 6.5 1.7 0.8 7.5 0.90 1.96 24.6 3.2
1969 DET MLB 24 9 0 42 41 325.0 288 67 181 25 42% .256 8.0 1.9 0.7 5.0 1.09 2.80 30.9 2.6
1970 DET MLB 3 5 0 14 14 91.3 100 28 52 19 33% .270 9.9 2.8 1.9 5.1 1.40 4.63 -4.0 -0.4
1971 WS2 MLB 10 22 0 33 32 216.7 233 72 103 31 42% .280 9.7 3.0 1.3 4.3 1.41 4.28 6.2 0.5
1972 OAK MLB 1 2 0 5 5 22.3 32 8 8 4 42% .318 12.9 3.2 1.6 3.2 1.79 6.04 -4.5 -0.5
1972 ATL MLB 3 5 1 15 8 54.0 60 18 21 12 42% .259 10.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 1.44 6.50 -2.2 -0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
1971-08-11 1971-09-03 23 22 Right Shoulder Inflammation - -

Compensation

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jack MorrisLarry Granillo2013-01-09
Wezen-Ball: Earl Weaver on Changing the PostseasonLarry Granillo2012-10-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: Baseball and Base 3Zachary Levine2012-08-21
BP Unfiltered: MVPs Who Weren't All-StarsBen Lindbergh2012-07-12
Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible StatBradford Doolittle2012-02-23
The BP Broadside: Fernandomania and LinsanitySteven Goldman2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Sizing Up the Playoff RotationsR.J. Anderson2011-09-29
The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Baseball Songs that are NOT by The Baseball ProjectBaseball Prospectus2011-08-03
Between The Numbers: Good Days for DebutsJeremy Greenhouse2011-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessChanging Speeds: Baseball on the OnesKen Funck2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Don Mincher, Part IIDavid Laurila2011-01-12
Seidnotes: WARP SpeedEric Seidman2010-12-30
This article requires BP Premium accessSeidnotes: The Rodrigo Lopez All-StarsEric Seidman2010-12-23
One-Hoppers: The Snubbed Cub: Ron Santo (1940-2010)Jay Jaffe2010-12-03
World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic MemoriesBaseball Prospectus2010-10-27
Spinning Yarn: The Glavine LineMike Fast2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: 10 Men OutJay Jaffe2010-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Toby Harrah, Part OneDavid Laurila2009-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Comeback KingsJay Jaffe2008-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Winding DownJohn Perrotto2008-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Topping the Twins?Steven Goldman2008-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Putting Cys in MotionJim Baker2008-02-01
Prospectus Matchups: The (Elimination) GamersJim Baker2007-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Brian BannisterDavid Laurila2007-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Ask, and You Shall Be AnsweredJim Baker2006-10-31
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Definition of InsanitySteven Goldman2006-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: John Quinn's ReignSteven Goldman2005-08-24
Prospectus Matchups: A Trip Around the MajorsJim Baker2004-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: The Ben Christensen of 1938Steven Goldman2004-05-18
Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit TigersBaseball Prospectus2004-03-04
This article requires BP Premium accessBreaking Balls: Digging Into the Fake MailbagDerek Zumsteg2003-06-26
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Feature: The Downfall of Denny McLainMark Armour2003-02-28
The Downfall of Denny McLain: McLain-Kuhn: The Prequel to Rose-VincentBaseball Prospectus2003-02-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kirby Puckett is what I base that on. And Koufax, too, now that you bring him up. Does JAWS account for people being stopped right in their prime? I'm guessing not, perhaps because there are so few. But are there comparables to Kirby and Doc who didn't make it? I suspect there's just such a strong psychological at play there for voters.
(Richie from Washington)
Puckett had two World Series rings and 10 straight All-star appearances. As good as Halladay is, he doesn't have that.

Now, by considering peak and career, JAWS is built to allow for stopped-in-prime comparisons, and yes, Halladay is above the standard on that front (49.1 peak, with the average SP at 47.7). There aren't a lot of voters basing their decisions on JAWS, though - the great majority are still paying heed to more traditional numbers.

The annals are full of fast-starting pitchers who didn't make the Hall along the lines of Gooden. Denny McLain won his second Cy at 25 and didn't get in. Bret Saberhagen has two Cy Youngs and won't get in. Johan Santana probably won't get in barring a miraculous comeback from shoulder woes. (Jay Jaffe)


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